Studying pharmacy lands you at the bottom of the national earnings ladder when you graduate, new data shows.
While the average starting salary following a degree is $53,000, pharmacy offers the lowest start at $41,000. That’s about $12,000 a year less than the national mean, according to figures from the Good Education Group.
The top earners are dentists at $77,000 other medical graduates at $63,000 and engineers at $62,000.
Just above pharmacy are architecture, creative arts, tourism and hospitality, and communications graduates, the latest issue of The Good Careers Guide shows.
In terms of getting a pharmacy job, the picture is certainly better than the less than 50% employment rate for graduates in environmental studies, science, psychology, sport and leisure, and creative arts.
This article originally appeared on Pharmacy News – More bad news for aspirant pharmacists